You know that Tylenol can take the edge off physical pain. But did you know that it may also dull your emotions? Intriguing research from Ohio State University suggests that acetaminophen-containing drugs like Tylenol may reduce the intensity of emotions. … [Read more...] about Pain Killers (Like Tylenol) Also Numb Emotions
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Does Handwriting Have Advantages Over Using a Keyboard?
A recent study published in the Journal of Writing Research compared writing by hand against using a keyboard. They found that people who wrote by hand had better memory recall than those who used a standard keyboard or a virtual keyboard (like one on tablet). They are better … [Read more...] about Does Handwriting Have Advantages Over Using a Keyboard?
Research Shows Difference Between Resilient and Non-Resilient Brains
I am currently reading the book The Winner's Brain by Jeff Brown and Mark Fenske. While the book is good it isn't groundbreaking by any means in this new wave of personal development literature (advice for improvement coupled with scientific research purportedly backing the … [Read more...] about Research Shows Difference Between Resilient and Non-Resilient Brains
Climbing Trees Makes You Smarter by Improving Your Working Memory
It seems like that childhood activity of climbing a tree does a lot of good for you after all. New research from the University of North Florida shows that climbing trees and participating in other activities that require dynamic proprioception actually enhances working memory, … [Read more...] about Climbing Trees Makes You Smarter by Improving Your Working Memory
The Cheerleader Effect is Real
Barney Stinson was right. The Cheerleader Effect does indeed exist. In the show How I Met Your Mother, Barney Stinson theorized of "the cheerleader effect," wherein a girl is more attractive when in a group than when in person. Although the name of the theory was postulated in … [Read more...] about The Cheerleader Effect is Real